Tim Cook

CEO Apple

Companies that get confused, that think their goal is revenue or stock price or something. You have to focus on the things that lead to those...


Gartner 2016 SC - Master

Alan G. Lafley

CEO Procter & Gamble

In any company or organization, clear choices enable excellent execution. The only strategy your customer or competitor ever sees in the marketplace is what you execute...


Gartner 2016 SC - Master

Paul Polman

CEO Unilever

First and foremost, I am a businessman. I like to get to action. This world is very long on words and very short on action...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #1!

Stephen J. Easterbrook

CEO McDonald's

People's desires are changing. They want to be treated as individuals, not as numbers...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #2

Jeff Bezos

CEO Amazon.com

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well....


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #3

Brian Krzanich

CEO Intel

You can't have an Intel presentation without talking about Moore's Law...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #4

Karl-Johan Persson


I believe that customers will increasingly demand products that are fashionable and affordable, but also produced more sustainably...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #5

Pablo Isla

CEO Inditex

Affordable imitations of catwalk designs can move from drawing-board to stores within two weeks...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #6

John Chambers

CEO Cisco Systems

Visibility remains limited, and this should come as no surprise, given that our customers' visibility is limited...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #7

Jong-Kyun Shin

CEO Samsung

The conventional wisdom of the past was, "if you doze off, you will die." The buzzword of the current times is, "...if you drag your feet, it could lead to death..."


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #8

Muhtar Kent

CEO Coca-Cola

Consumers no longer want only a great product - they want to buy products from companies that align with their own character and values...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #9

Paul Bulcke

CEO Nestlé

We have a very clear strategic direction, so people know where the journey is heading and what hill to take...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #10

Mark Parker

CEO Nike

The role of design at a company is to allow you to recreate yourself, to allow your company to find a new way of success before the old way fails...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #11

Howard Schultz

CEO Starbucks

You can't build any kind of organization if you're not going to surround yourself with people who have experience and skill base beyond your own...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #12

Ian M. Cook

CEO Colgate-Palmolive

I'm constantly focusing on developing leaders, because in the end, it is the quality of the leaders and the culture of the company that drive long-term success...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #13

Inge G. Thulin


I am grateful to those leaders who taught me the importance of early action and early engagement. Lesson learned!


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #14

Indra Nooyi

CEO PepsiCo

I pick up the details that drive the organization insane. But sweating the details is more important than anything else...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #15

Douglas McMillon

CEO Walmart

We believe in learning from other people. And what Amazon's doing and what Jeff's doing is showing us and showing the world, I think, what's possible. And I admire that...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #16

Dion Weisler


We want to be a company grounded in innovation and quality.

You cannot cut your way to glory.

I think you have to innovate your way to success.


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #17

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

CEO Schneider Electric

I don't believe very much in corporate offices. I believe in leaders who are with their customers and their people.


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #18

Jean-Paul Agon

CEO L'Oréal

We believe that beauty has always played an important role in people's live. We believe that by enhancing the well-being, the satisfaction and the self-esteem of people, we help them have a better and happier life...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #19

Kurt Bock


We are looking at individual targets. Do they really create value for our shareholders at the end of the day? Not everything that is fancy and big necessarily creates value...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #20

Alex Gorsky

CEO Johnson & Johnson

The global challenge of helping more people everywhere live longer, healthier, and happier lives means we will have to accelerate innovation in the future...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #21

Harald Krüger


Inspiration is the source for all of the beautiful things which enhance our lives. At the BMW Group, we also draw our ideas and innovations from it...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #22

Andrew Witty

CEO GlaxoSmithKline

We think we're really aligned with where the river is flowing. The river is flowing for more volume. We're going to focus on that, get that volume out there at a fair price...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #23

Thomas J. Falk

CEO Kimberly-Clark

We wanted to be a bit more competitive on the shelf every day...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #24

Yang Yuanqing

CEO Lenovo

Can you name the world's highest mountain? "...Everest." And what's the world's second highest? "... you don't know?" That's why being number one is important...


2016 Gartner top 25 SC Ranking - #25

Decoding the future...

Simple Supply Chain processes become very complicated as companies start to focus on their core business and outsource various activities to specialized Third Party service providers.

However, in most cases, these processes are outsourced without any integration (business or systems), and actually reducing any form of visibility.

The introduction of these disconnects result in; increased business complexity; degradation of communication, introduction of non-value adding business processes; then we revert back to the safety of our four walls, filled with inventory and cost, due to poor visibility and lack of mutual trust.

At the same time global competition is growing and local customers are becoming increasingly demanding. Product life cycles are shortening with increasing pressure to introduce new products with more features at lower prices. With the advent of e-commerce new and more complex channels to market are evolving. And our current supply chain designs are not capable of coping with the challenges created by the new business paradigm.

We can solve this classic dilemma for you: delight your customers in terms of providing superior supply chain execution and information; whilst simultaneously reduce supply chain working capital and operational costs...

The manner, in which enterprises interact and collaborate with their supply chain partners and competitors, is changing from discrete interventions to continuous real-time integrated decision making and optimisation. With this in mind, enterprises need to redefine their supply chain strategy, before embarking on a very expensive roller-coaster ride to implement advanced technology in the hope of achieving supply chain excellence.

Supply Chain Management is more than technology systems or logistics; it is a new management mind-set to plan and optimise an enterprise. The role and function of each organisational structure (Marketing, Finance, Operations, HR, etc.) is questioned. The use of shared services, outsourcing of non-core business functions, global collaboration and integration of business processes between supply chain partners, need to be included in the construct of a new management model.

Supply Chain Management is the planning, execution, and measurement of all activities involved in acquiring products or services, from the time of need recognition, until the product or service is delivered to the point of use.

Supply Chain Strategy pursues the following business objectives:

  • Strategic alliances with suppliers, channel partners, and service providers to reduce risk of supply disruptions that produce delays and waste;
  • Integration of logistics, production, and financial planning capabilities to enable global market opportunities and superior supply chain performance;
  • Fast, effective deployment of information systems and technology, for maximum competitive advantage at minimum risk;
  • Re-engineered or reconfigured business processes to achieve desired service levels, reduce cycle time and costs to maximise market opportunities; and
  • Operations excellence to optimise the utilisation of assets at lower costs to improve profitability.